This year’s COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear how important it is to protect ourselves from viruses. Good hygiene measures, physical distancing, and mask-wearing can all help people stay safe.
However, it’s not just people we need to protect during (and after) this pandemic. We’re talking about the vital IT systems that help our businesses and daily lives to function.
In the past few months, an unprecedented amount of people are working remotely and from unprotected devices or locations. This means that companies’ IT systems have become more vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Hackers are using AI to break into COVID-19 charity fundraisers and online donation websites, stealing data and money.
This year is drawing to a close but the virus is still very much present. So, what should businesses do to boost data protection and data privacy?
Let’s look together at three ways to achieve this.
1. Harness the Power of Encryption
One of the most popular methods of data protection, encryption works by translating data into code. Once codified, the data will only be accessible by those who have a decryption key, or password.
Encryption keeps digital data confidential and only allows authorized people to access it.
Modern algorithms help to establish sophisticated security protocols such as integrity, non-repudiation, and authentication.
2. Improve Authentication Methods
Two-factor identification is still a very safe and effective authentication method. This works by adding an extra layer to the basic login procedure.
With this authentication method, a person can only access data if they provide two different sets of confidential information. These could be a PIN number or password; a card or phone; a biometric.
The latter is, in fact, emerging more and more as an authentication method in its own right.
As the word suggests, biometrics uses a person’s unique physical features such as fingerprints, voice, or face.
Because of the uniqueness of these characteristics, biometric authentication is extremely reliable and very hard to breach.
3. Boost Machine Learning Capabilities
Another great tool to boost data protection and data security is machine learning. Far from being just a “buzzword” or a passing hot topic, machine learning is gaining more and more traction.
Machine learning uses data pulled from any type of context to create algorithms that represent a wide range of scenarios. By doing so, it allows companies to spot potential threats as they arise.
With machine learning, cybersecurity becomes more proactive, efficient, and even cheaper.
Maximum Data Protection and Data Privacy
At Aggie Technologies, we can help your company achieve top data protection and data privacy. Our managed IT services include 24/7 monitoring, system maintenance, and help desk.
We also provide top-quality IT security services, and can assist you in setting up a new office environment from scratch.
To find out more about how we can help your business stay safe during and beyond these challenging times, get in touch with us today.